Forever Love

Forever Love

By   Publisher  BalboaPressAU

ISBN  1452512124

ANSI  1452512124

Published in   Poetry,


To lose someone you love through death is tragic. Losing someone you love-your soul mate and best friend-via an ambiguous and unexpected text message is devastating; it can destroy your soul. When you lose a loved one, you go through the process of grieving that enables you to accept their loss and eventually let go. When the person you love severs you from their life and walks away without offering an explanation, how can you do the same? How can you understand and accept the loss so that you can move on with your life? Forever Love is a collection of poetry that considers the process of rebuilding a life after such a callous and devastating loss. The fourth volume in a series, it explores how author Vicki Case worked through this dark period in her life, searching for closure and answers to her questions. In the midst of her grief, she discovered the power of the written word in healing and began composing poetry that reflected the raw emotions she was experiencing. Forever Love contains soul-revealing and vividly honest descriptions of her emotions as she looked for a way to move beyond the hurt and devastation of a love lost.

What is the Tag Line for your book? (A short description of your book in a sentence or two)

Poetry was my salvation after losing the love of my life & my sole mate.

Do you write full time or part time

Full time

How do you structure your day when you write

I write at night and on the weekends.

Why do you write? (Example; For fun, to make extra money, a personal experience you want to share with the public)

I discovered that writing was my salvation after I lost the only man I have ever loved.

What are you working on right now / or your most recent work

I am currently compiling a new book of poetry about Australia and its beauty. I have also turned my literary skills to writing fiction.

What inspired you to create this book

After a turmultous and abusive marriage I found love and solice in the arms of an incredible man. We shared an amazing 14 months love affair. During this time he taught me to love myself again and to reach for the stars. Then one day; out of the blue & totally unexpected, he severed me from his life with a SMS. I plumetted into the abyss. My world turned dark and I struggled to perform the simplest of tasks. I found that writing down my toughts, anger, frustrations and more helped. I discovered that what I was writing was poetry. People saw my work & encouraged me to publish my poetry; sharing it with the world. The rest is history.

What genre do you write in and why did you choose it

Poetry. I didnt choose poetry; it chose me.

How much research did you do on your book? (If it applies)


How do you think you have evolved creatively from when you first started writing until now

I have grown enormously since my inaugural book - Unconditional Forbidden Love. My poetry has grown with me. Where it was once a compilation of words in a poetic form; it now reflects the poetic prose in a mature format.

What was the hardest thing about writing this book for you

Sharing my darkest moments of love and loss with the world & the fear of being judged adversely for doing so.

What was the most rewarding

The accolades that I have received have been amazing and supportive. It has also allowed me to form incredible friendships with fellow authors.

If you had to start over, is there anything you would do different

No I dont believe so. My books wouldn't be what they are if I hadn't had to endure the journey I did.

How have you evolved from when you first started writing until now

Absolutely. I now have a new found confidence for both myself and my literary work. I have been encouraged by so many people.

Are you a planner type person, or do you prefer to dive right in when you write

I wrote the poetry as it came to me. The ebbs & flows of my emotions dictated when and where I wrote.

How much dialogue do you have with your readers


Do they influence your writing


Do you recommend being a part of a support groups to help you with your writing

Absolutely. Fellow authors & poets have been extremely supportive and encouraging. A few of them even; at no cost; created YouTube videos of my books etc. There are so many amazing and generous people out there who are willing to help & they ask for nothing.

Do you work with an editor If so, how much input do they have

My friends are my editor when it comes to my poetry. I send my friends my work and they inform me of spelling errors, inaccuracies etc.

Was there anyone in your past that you think influenced your writing

A man I affectionately call Eros influenced my writing. Prior to knowing him I never wrote at all. After meeting him & falling in love with him words again to flood my head; words of the love and affection I had for him. I began writing them down and the rest is history.

Do you have any tips or useful resources on marketing

Give it your all. You just never know where it will take you.

How are you publishing this book? (Indie / self-published, traditional)

Self publishing

What are your thoughts on book series


How long do you think a book should be? (Pages or words)


Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers

No, I just hope and pray that anyone who reads my book/s will take a few minutes to write a review.

What advice would you give to your younger self today

Start early

What is your favorite book or film

My favourite book would have to be Sheeza by Clancy Tucker.My favourite film is unequivably Medicine Man

If you don’t already have one, do you have plans to have a book trailer and what are your thoughts on them overall

A fellow author make me two books trailers / Youtube videos for my books and they are awesome & have a more profound affect than any review or book summary

What are you working on next

I am currently writing my inaugural fiction novel titled 'Chameleon Blue'.

When you get frustrated, how do you deal with it

I grab a scotch & coke and go and talk to my dogs.

What advice would you give a writer that is just starting out

Write, write and write some more. Ask people to read your work and take every comment as constructive; not as a criticism.

About the Author

Vicki Case

Vicki Case is a talented & inspiring Australian writer & poetess. During the daylight hours she is an internationally certified criminal analyst working with an Australian Law Enforcement Agency. During the nocturnal hours and on the weekends she creates inspirational & soul revealing poetry. Vicki's poetry has grown from prose of love and loss to poetic verse about Australia and all of its beauty. Vicki is now turning her talent from authoring poetry to writing fiction and non-fiction novels.